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Save the Date for Christmas at Gordon!

November 29–December 1, 2018

‘Tis the season for carols, cocoa and all things Christmas. Celebrate the season with friends and family by the fire, take a horse drawn carriage ride around the quad, create a Christmas wreath masterpiece—whatever puts you in the holiday spirit, experience it here at Gordon! Mark your calendars for the Campus Lighting Festival on November 29 and 30, and the Music Department’s Christmas Gala on November 30 and December 1.

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Tree Lighting

Tree Lighting Program

Thursday, November 29
5:30 p.m.
Clarendon Commons/Pedestrian Mall

Relish in the beginning of the Christmas season, enjoy a performance by the gospel choir, and enjoy Christmas stories, activities and entertainment! 

FREE

Wreath Workshop

Wreath-decorating Workshop

Friday, November 30
5:30–6:30, 7–8 p.m.
Ken Olsen Science Center, 
Chairman's Room

Join florists from Hamilton's The Singing Flower for our second annual wreath decorating workshop and deck your doors!

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Hayrides and Horse Drawn Carriage

Hayrides (Friday) and Horse Drawn Carriages (Thursday exclusive)

Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30  |  5–8 p.m.
Meet at Clock by Lane Student Center

FREE

The Star Live Nativity

The Star: Live Nativity Production

Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30
 

We are so grateful to collaborate with The 5th Wall Theatre Company and Mattson Visual Design to deliver this beautiful nativity experience—a reimagining of the greatest story ever told. Check back later for more information regarding 2018's production.

Other Festivities

Other Fun & Festivities

Other fun and festive elements include

•  kids' crafts
•  family photo station
•  cocoa, hot cider and s’mores
•  Christmas Stage with performances by local acts
•  Free gift-wrapping: Thursday and Friday! Come to the Campus Store from 4–6 p.m. to support the Dance Team! They’re raising money to compete in Florida at the National level for the first time this April. Donations in any amount would be really appreciated.
•  Christmas Market: a Thursday exclusive! Talented faculty, staff and alumni share their crafts for purchase in the Ken Olsen Science Center from 4–8 p.m.

FREE

The Christmas Gala

The 28th Anniversary Christmas Gala

Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1
7:30 p.m.
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

Celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the Christmas Gala, which has become the largest Christmas concert celebration on the North Shore. The Gala Concerts feature traditional Christmas favorites in addition to spiritual selections that pay homage to the solemnity of the season. The 2018 Christmas Gala is SOLD OUT.

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